People May Be Using Too Much Toothpaste.

The Greatist (12/23, Cattel) stated that many people are using too much toothpaste, according to a dentist in Manhattan, although “there is no harm if adults use more toothpaste than recommended, says Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty, a dentist and spokesperson for the American Dental Association.” According to the article, adults need a “pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste,” while “kids younger than 6 should use even less—about the size of a grain of rice.” For additional information on toothpaste, visit MouthHealthy.org.

Meanwhile, FamilyShare.com (12/23) considered seven ways people are brushing their teeth incorrectly, providing solutions to ensure oral health. For example, the article stated that “the average person brushes their teeth for only 45 seconds,” although “dentists recommend you brush for at least 2 minutes.” For additional tips on brushing teeth, visit MouthHealthy.org.

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